Tacoma-Based Photographer and Graphic Designer
Roxann Murray is an award-winning artist and
destination photographer based in Tacoma, Washington.
Her images have been used in newspapers, a TV show,
a video game, a music video, art books, and a
literary arts magazine. A few organizations
she has collaborated with are hitRECord,
Elephant Nature Park, and the City of Seattle’s Office
of Arts and Culture.
In 2009, she received her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences with a certificate of high scholarship
from UW Tacoma. Roxann is also a known biophiliac;
since she was a child, she has had a strong connection
with the natural world. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest,
Roxann developed an affection for trees, fungi, ferns,
and the seashore. The majority of her photographs focus on pattern and color.
While photographing people and community,
she prefers shooting candidly rather than have the subjects pose; that way, she captures who they really are.
Since Roxann is Nakota and Dakota on her father’s side,
she tries to view the world through a decolonized perspective and live in a way that she hopes make her ancestors proud.
Roxann’s life goal is to continue her travels and visit every continent on the planet. She is focused on documenting the Galapagos Islands, Cuba, wood carvers in Oaxaca, baobab trees in Madagascar, the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica, the Aurora Borealis in Iceland, active volcanoes in Hawaii and Vanuatu, wild African elephants in Botswana and Kenya, and coral reefs in Raja Ampat and Fiji. Since she was seventeen, her dream has been to shoot for National Geographic. When she’s not making art, Roxann is reading, exploring, gardening, or planning her next adventure.
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